Cabrera (1-2) took the loss in a defeat at the hands of the Cubs on Friday, allowing two earned runs on three hits over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.
Cabrera got himself into immediate trouble upon entering in the seventh, allowing two of the first three hitters to reach safely before yielding a two-run double to Joc Pederson. Friday's stumble is an extension of what has been a clear rough patch for the left-hander, as he's now allowed five runs (four earned) across the 3.2 innings covering his last four appearances.
Cabrera secured his ninth hold in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday, firing a scoreless sixth inning during which he allowed a hit and a walk while also recording a strikeout.
Cabrera lowered his ERA to 1.75 with his 13th consecutive scoreless inning, a stretch spanning 12 appearances. The left-hander does sometimes tempt fate with spotty control (4.2 BB/9), but his high 90s fastball and 83.3 percent LOB rate have helped him frequently wiggle out of trouble.
Cabrera, who fired 1.2 scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits and a walk while recording two strikeouts in a loss to the Padres on Sunday, now has five consecutive scoreless appearances spanning 6.2 innings.
The left-hander has whittled his ERA and WHIP down to 2.21 and 1.08, respectively, in the process and is also now up to six holds for the season. Cabrera has also already matched 2020's tally of 19 appearances and projects to continue in a high-volume later-inning role, making him a valuable commodity in formats that count holds.
Cabrera notched his fifth hold in a win over the Mets on Monday, issuing two walks and recording a strikeout over a scoreless inning.
Cabrera had some issues with location, as his final line implies, with only nine of his 22 pitches getting into the strike zone. The left-hander hadn't issued a walk since April 19 -- a span of five appearances -- prior to Monday's pair of free passes. Cabrera has allowed an earned run in two of his last four trips to the mound, but he still has a solid 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHP across his first 13.2 innings of 2021.
Cabrera, who recorded his third hold in a win over the Reds on Saturday, has an unblemished ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 7:1 K:BB across the 4.2 innings over his last five appearances.
The hard-throwing left-hander has clearly settled into a nice groove after an uneven start to the season, lowering his season ERA and WHIP to 2.61 and 0.97, respectively. Cabrera should continue to see occasional hold opportunities -- the three he's garnered thus far represent a career high -- as he's increasingly proven trustworthy preserving leads in later-inning scenarios.
Cabrera has posted a 3.86 ERA, 3:3 K:BB and two holds across 4.2 innings covering his first four appearances.
The talented but control-challenged left-hander had one hiccup against the Reds last Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs on two hits and a walk over one inning. However, Cabrera has posted a combined 3.2 scoreless frames over his other three trips to the mound, and he's encouragingly stayed away from issuing any walks to the nine batters he's faced across his last two appearances.
Cabrera, who allowed three earned runs across two innings over his first pair of Grapefruit League appearances, has now tossed consecutive scoreless, one-inning outings.
Cabrera seems to be settling in after battling some of his trademark control issues during his first two trips to the mound this spring, when he issued four walks across his initial pair of frames. The 24-year-old southpaw was a revelation in 2020 with a 4-1 record, 2.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 33.7 percent strikeout rate across 19 appearances, and he profiles for a similar high-usage bullpen role again this coming season.
Cabrera recorded a five-out save, striking out three in the process during the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
The 24-year-old has long been regarded as a top-15 prospect for the Cardinals and has the pedigree of a strikeout machine. He has thrown 18.2 innings in 2020, logging a 2.89 ERA with 28 strikeouts.
Cabrera (4-1) was credited with the victory in a win over the Brewers in the second game of a doubleheader Monday, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he issued a walk and struck out the side.
Cabrera was on the hill for the third straight day, although his Saturday appearance had been cut short due to issues with his cracked fingernail. The left-hander had then allowed an earned run over 1.1 innings Sunday against the Reds before bouncing back with Monday's strong effort. Cabrera has notched half of his four wins on the season during September, a month in which he's already compiled 12 strikeouts across 7.2 innings.
Cabrera, who was removed from Saturday's appearance due to ongoing issues with his fingernail, allowed an earned run on a hit and a walk over 1.1 innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds. He struck out two.
Manager Mike Shildt noted issues with keeping Cabrera's replacement acrylic nail affixed were at the heart of the reliever's early exit Saturday, but with the problem resolved, he was ready to return to action Sunday. Cabrera's one run was charged to him after he left the game, and he's now yielded both of his earned runs in September over his last three appearances.
Cabrera will be available for Sunday's game against the Reds after being removed from Saturday's contest for precautionary reasons related to a fingernail injury, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The cracked fingernail is an issue the left-hander has dealt with since spring training, and it cropped up again Saturday while throwing his warm-up pitches, so he didn't actually face a batter. Cabrera has been solid out of the bullpen with a 3.29 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB over 13.2 innings this season.
Cabrera was identified by manager Mike Shildt as a candidate to see save opportunities the rest of the season in the wake of Giovanny Gallegos' (groin) placement on the injured list, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera recently moved past a cracked fingernail and just saw a streak of five consecutive scoreless appearances snapped Thursday by the Tigers. The left-hander is still sporting an impressive 3.29 ERA and solid 1.17 WHIP across 13.2 innings (12 appearances), but the one-time minor-league starter has just one save in a professional career that dates back to 2015.
Cabrera (3-1) picked up the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless fourth inning.
He took over for Daniel Ponce de Leon after the Cards had grabbed a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the third, and Cabrera's effectiveness earned him the win from the official scorer. The southpaw has only been scored upon once in his last nine appearances, and on the year he now sports a 2.70 ERA and 19:10 K:BB through 13.1 innings, conceding only four hits during that time.
Cabrera retired four hitters -- all via strikeout -- while yielding one hit in his relief appearance Sunday in the Cardinals' 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Cabrera also recorded two outs during an appearance in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, so his usage on back-to-back days seemingly implies that he's moved past the cracked fingernail he developed coming out of an Aug. 29 outing. The 23-year-old lefty made two starts with the big club in 2019 and was a member of the Triple-A Memphis rotation last season, but the Cardinals don't seem prepared to remove him from the bullpen anytime soon, even though the club will have a need for some extra starters over the next couple weeks with a slew of doubleheaders on tap.
Cabrera had an acrylic nail attached to his left middle finger Monday and should be available out of the bullpen by Tuesday or Wednesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander suffered a cracked fingernail during an appearance against the Indians on Saturday, leading to his exit from the contest. Manager Mike Shildt relayed Monday that the soreness in Cabrera's finger had already begun subsiding.
Cabrera left Saturday's game as a result of a cracked fingernail on his left middle finger, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Cabrera pitched one scoreless inning Saturday, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out three. However, he was unable to progress as he exited the contest with a trainer prior to the seventh inning. It's unclear whether the southpaw will miss any additional time.
Cabrera exited Saturday's game against Cleveland with an apparent injury, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Cabrera appeared to suffer an injury while warming up for the seventh inning Saturday. He left with a trainer, although the nature and severity of the issue are unclear.
Cabrera (2-1) was credited with the victory in a win over the Reds on Sunday, firing two scoreless innings during which he allowed no hits and one walk.
Cabrera came on for starter Daniel Ponce de Leon with two outs in the fifth and impressively recorded six outs on just 14 pitches. The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run in three consecutive appearances, lowering his ERA from 8.10 to 4.26 in the process.
Cabrera (1-1) gave up three unearned runs and a walk while striking out two in one inning in a loss to the Reds on Friday.
Cabrera got two outs in the sixth inning before two errors allowed Eugenio Suarez to get to third base. A walk and a hit batter loaded the bases and ended Cabrera's outing, but Tyler Webb gave up a grand slam to Reds pinch hitter Matt Davidson. That was enough to give Cabrera the loss. With all three runs being unearned, his ERA dropped to 6.23 with eight strikeouts and three walks through 4.1 innings this year.
Cabrera (1-0) was credited with the victory in the Cardinals' win over the White Sox in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader despite allowing two earned runs on one hit and one walk over one inning. He struck out two.
The southpaw worked himself into some trouble after striking out Yoan Moncada to start the fourth inning, walking Yasmani Grandal and eventually surrendering a two-run home run to Eloy Jimenez that gave the White Sox a 3-1 lead. However, the Cardinals made Cabrera the pitcher of record in the visitors' half of the fifth inning with a four-run rally that gave them a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The appearance was Cabrera's first of the season after he got a late start to summer camp due to a bout with COVID-19 and then saw the team's schedule paused for over two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak.
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|06/11||@ CHC||L 5-8||1||0.1||3||2||0||1|
|06/09||vs CLE||W 8-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|05/31||@ LAD||L 4-9||0.2||1||2||3||2|
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|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||69.2||13||12||0||4||5||0||60||25||45||2.86||1.012|